Wellesley Township

Wellesley Township Homes For Sale

Buying a home in the Wellesley Township means that settlement areas and small communities will surround you.

Tucked away in the North-West corner of Waterloo Region, the Township of Wellesley has many communities, including St. Clements, Wallenstein, and Wellesley.

This rural area has, for the most part, has remained untouched by tourism and sticks to its heritage roots. If you’re looking to move away from the big city, Wellesley Township may be just what you’re looking for.

Public school students attend either Linwood Public School or Wellesley Public School, and Catholic students attend St. Clements Catholic School.

This is a thriving commuting township, close to Highway 401 and within a 20-minute drive from any of the Tri-Cities. For those who travel, either for work or play, Wellesley Township is also conveniently located near Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Learn more about Wellesley Township below, including amenities, transit, and other area highlights.


The Township of Wellesley lies outside of Waterloo to the North-West. It’s a quiet, rural area comprised of several small communities: St. Clements, Heidelberg, Hawkesville, Linwood, and Wellesley.

Wellesley has a close relationship with Kitchener and Waterloo as many residents choose to move from urban to rural living, especially as they age.  It’s also popular to leave the city for a visit to a cottage on Paradise Lake or to pick a  pumpkin at Nauman’s Farm, both lovely features of Wellesley Township.


Health Care

Shopping & Services

  • Conestogo Dam
  • Hawkesville Hall
  • Linwood Recreation Complex
  • St. Clements Arena Community Centre
  • Wellesley & District Lions Club
  • Wellesley Veterinary Clinic
  • Wellesley Arena
  • Wellesley Service Centre Ltd
  • The Town Barker

Restaurants & Food Stores

  • Schmidtsville Restaurant
  • Nit River Chop House
  • Olympic Pizza
  • Pym’s Village Market
  • Schmidt’s Bulk Pantry & More
  • Wellesley Gourmet Meats & Cheese


  • Wellesley Mennonite Church
  • First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
  • Cedar Grove Church
  • Mapleview Mennonite Church
  • West Hills Fellowship

This township has gradually transformed into a haven for families looking to escape the city. Immerse yourself in the festivities with family and friends, such as Lindwood’s Snofest, Canada Day in Hawkesville, and the annual fall fair.

Wellesley Township is also home to the Apple Butter and Cheese Festival which takes place every autumn. Take a short trip to the Conestogo Dam and find a plentiful opportunity for fishing, hiking, bird-watching, and geocaching.

This Mennonite township also offers various community centres including one in Hawkesville, Linwood, St. Clements and Wellesley itself. The Linwood Recreation Complex offers the largest space available to rent, seating up to 400 people. The large kitchen facilities and bartending services are sure to meet your needs on a special occasion.

In Linwood, the Wellesley & District Lions Club also runs a number of important events during the year including; weekly bingo, Tree of Light, community Easter egg hunts, and summer camps.

Schooling / Child Care

Together, the Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board operate three elementary schools in the Township of Wellesley. Both Linwood and St. Clements offer French Immersion starting in Grade 1. 

After Grade 8, parents will have the options as to which high school their children will attend. This is decide by district as well as transportation options such as school busses in their area.

Wellesley also offers multiple preschool and daycare options if you’re a young family. Based on your needs, you can choose from a list of licensed home child care programs, supported through the Region of Waterloo. There are also cooperative options such as Wellesley Cooperative Preschool, where parents are involved in the care as well as volunteers, and other preschools such as Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre.


Kiwanis Transit provides specialized transit services for residents with mobility issues and unique transportation needs. Wellesley also thrives on taxi and Uber services connecting the surrounding amenities.

There are many trails and paths along the various ponds and the expansive Grand River in and around the township. For those who like to run and bike, this makes use of trails and cycling an efficient means of getting from home to school and work. This area is also populated with plenty of taxis and Uber drivers.

Wellesley is also proud to sit so close to air transit, accessible only ten minutes from the 401.

  • Hawkesville Outdoor Rink
  • Hawkesville Playground
  • Linwood Playground
  • St. Clements Arena

If you are looking for small town charm with the convenience of being close to an urban centre, Wellesley Township is the perfect location.

On Broadway Street in Hawkesville, you’ll have access to a children’s playground and well-maintained outdoor skating rink equipped with hockey nets and boards for the classic winter games that keep the whole family entertained. St. Clements also offers an ice skating arena well-loved by the Twin Centre Minor Hockey Association, hosting both recreational and competitive hockey tournaments for over 280 people each year.

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32 LORRAINE Drive, linwood, Ontario

32 Lorraine Drive

Linwood, Ontario

Country living at its best! You are going to absolutely love this spacious bungalow on a beautifully landscaped lot just waiting for those relaxed summer gatherings and lounging on your sprawling deck soaking up the fresh air, sunshine and quiet pace in Linwood! Super well maintained, this 3+1 bedroom, 3 full bath bungalow with Double Car garage and parking for 6 more cars is a real gem! You're going to love the vaulted ceiling and skylights in the living room and gas fireplace in the family room. On those sunny mornings, enjoy breakfast in the kitchen or on the deck and more formal meals in the dining room. Complete with main floor laundry, Master Ensuite with walk-in closet, basement rec-room, hobby room, potential 4th bedroom and huge workshop, this spacious bungalow gives you over 2500 square feet of living space to spread out, putter away at your favourite pastime and entertain! With so much natural light streaming in you will really appreciate all the Waymar windows on the main floor and sliding patio door complete with inner blinds (2012). Walk out to your red cedar deck that goes on and on and don't forget the flagstone patio! So many beautiful spaces to enjoy! With other updates including Furnace (2018) and Roof (2013), you will have the peace of mind to just move in and enjoy your new home! There's some major lifestyle going on here! Visit the virtual tour and walk through movie at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeiUCwfLfH0 (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1459 sqft

Red And White Realty Inc.

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1199 FLORADALE Road, elmira, Ontario

1199 Floradale Road

Elmira, Ontario

One Owner Fully Finished and Updated Bungalow on just under 5 acres incredibly located just outside of Elmira. This rare property has potential future development and business opportunities, and is perfect for those looking for a country property minutes from shopping, schools and easy access to Waterloo and Guelph. This custom built bungalow features many updates, open concept, soaring ceilings, hardwood, ceramics, heated floors with an incredible amount of natural light and almost 6,000 sqft of living space. The entire property is perfect for entertaining with a glorious great room space with large we bar and access to a private indoor hot tub room. Have all your toys in the 19'3" x 36'4" detached shop that includes hydro, heat, his and her bathrooms and 36'11" x 15'9" loft. The expansive outdoor space is perfect for large gatherings and includes professional landscaping, outdoor custom built gazebo and paving brick patio. The completely finished basement has space for extra needs including rec room, family room, games room, another bar area, office and bathroom. The kitchen includes professional Viking appliances, double ovens and a six burner gas cook top for the chef in the family. This is a must see property with loads of opportunities. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3876 sqft

Easy Home Realty

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8 JAMES Court, heidelberg, Ontario

8 James Court

Heidelberg, Ontario

On a quiet court, this 3 bed, 3.5 bath fully finished family home on 2/3 of an acre a few minutes drive to Waterloo. Pleasing curb appeal draws you up the extended triple wide driveway with parking for 10 and to the 3 car garage. A custom walkway leads to the wide front porch and into the large foyer. Step into the grand living room with cathedral ceilings, multiple oversized windows and gas fireplace. A generous office overlooks the porch also making an ideal guest bedroom. A separate dining room with french doors is currently being used as a craft room. The updated kitchen offers soft close doors and drawers, quartz countertops, reverse osmosis and a custom backsplash in addition to the oversized island and large dining area. Walk out to a large deck with plenty of room for both dining and lounging in addition to a gas hook up for your BBQ. The 285 foot deep lot offers plenty of room for children and pets. A 2 pc bath, side entry door and a large closet with option for main floor laundry round out the main floor. Upstairs hosts the master bedroom with large walkin closet and ensuite with custom shower. Two over sized bedrooms, one with a walk in closet and the main bath are nestled at the other end. A laundry shute can be found in the hall closet. The basement offers a large bright rec room with gas fireplace, 3 piece bath and cedar sauna. A separate workshop, large utility and laundry and geothermal heating room complete this level. Book your private tour! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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14 CHANCELLOR Drive, heidelberg, Ontario

14 Chancellor Drive

Heidelberg, Ontario

Absolutely stunning will be your first thought when you enter through the front door! The open concept with up to 18 foot ceilings allows you to take a deep breath and say I'm home! Cozy up on the couch with a fire or move to the back to the family room to watch your favorite movie or listen to music. The open main floor allows you to cook in the custom gourmet kitchen and still entertain at the same time. The large master bedroom has a walkout to covered porch and hot tub or enjoy a relaxing jacuzzi in the over sized ensuite! Three more bedrooms, bathroom, laundry and entrance to the triple car garage complete the main floor! The basement is completely finished including an extra bedroom, shop and recroom perfect for large gatherings to watch sports or play pool and shuffleboard and have room to spare. A second area for another kitchen or bar is ready to go. If you want a 5 star home and move right in, this is the one! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Red And White Realty Inc.

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266 -  580 Beaver Creek Road, waterloo, Ontario

266 - 580 Beaver Creek Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo. This well cared for trailer is located in highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation park! The extra spacious two-bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. Enter off the oversized porch (which is a great spot for your morning coffee) into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Carpet Free throughout and the flooring is both beautiful and durable! The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area and all appliances included! You'll love the sunny breakfast nook, or perhaps you prefer the formal dining room! 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and walk out to the back deck complete this great space! Keep cool with the AC and ceiling fans or relax in the park's in-ground pool! Your chance for cottage living is here, don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 857 sqft

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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270 -  580 Beaver Creek Road, waterloo, Ontario

270 - 580 Beaver Creek Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! A beautiful opportunity to live in a cottage like environment with friendly and welcoming neighbours. This very affordable trailer is in the highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation! Rustic and outdoorsy yet steps away from Waterloo and all its amenities. This exquisite two bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or a getaway place for snowbirds seeking 10 months living. Front porch and a picnic table for you to enjoy your morning coffee. Now going on inside the home you will notice its carpet free with a wonderful living room. Bright with lots of large windows! Attached is the kitchen which features tons of storage and prep island with all appliances included. This home also comes with 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and a walk out to the back patio, shed, and a big drive way! Your chance for cottage living is finally here, Don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 900 sqft

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty